Lady Gaga talks about politics and the inspiration behind ‘Joanne’ at her latest event
Lady Gaga’s promotional Dive Bar Tour ended with a bang this Thursday at The Satellite in Los Angeles and it was insane. She promoted her new album ‘Joanne’ there and the location was kept a secret until very close to show time in order to keep the event intimate.
But still, some of her celebrity fans managed to get there and did not miss the fun bubble machine in the audience. Some of the most known names that were present at the event were Ashlee Simpson and husband Evan Ross, Jamie Chung and Oscar winner Brie Larson.
Lady Gaga started the show by walking with her dancers through the audience singing “Come to Mama”. Her back-up dancers sported flashy custom made Joanne jackets.
After a couple of more tracks, the singer was joined on stage by Mark Ronson, who collaborated with Gaga on several of the album's tracks.
With all the craziness of Gaga’s event, pouring beer all over herself and all, the singer still found a moment to address an emotional speech to her audience. She talked about the importance of love and acceptance in order to change the mood just before singing ‘Angel Down’
"I wrote this song about people loving each other and taking care of each other," Gaga said to the crowd. Then she went on by addressing the political situation of the country and how we should respect each other’s freedom of opinion: "The election is coming up and I really hope that is a peaceful day, as much as it can be. I pray that on that day we all understand that not everybody is gonna vote for the same person. Everybody has different ideas and thoughts and that's okay. We don't have to hate each other because of that."
Later on, she talked about the title track – what it meant for her and her family.
"After this record came out and everybody heard this music and came to my father's restaurant in New York to celebrate, I saw a look in my dad's eyes that I've never seen in my whole life," she shared. "Because when my dad was really young he lost his sister, Joanne, and sometimes I used to wonder if I got to meet my real dad. Because sometimes things happen that are so hard in your life you die too, or a part of you dies. And after this record came out, I swear that a part of my dad came back to life."
It is worthy of admiration how Gaga uses her own experiences to create her music and for that she can be called a real artist. Many celebs could learn a thing or two from the eccentric singer.